• Three Japanese multipurpose knives namely santoku, bunka, and gyuto. On the left is a Yoshihiro kurouchi santoku, middle is a Manaka tsuchime bunka, and on the right is a Sukenari Hap40 gyuto.

    Choosing Your First Japanese Knife

    With so many different types of Japanese knives available, it can be difficult to know where to start when choosing your first one.

    Continue reading 
  • Top view of a Henckel's chef knife at the top and a Yoshihiro gyuto at the bottom. The pointed tip of the knives are facing towards the upper right.

    Japanese Knives vs. Western Knives

    If you're new to the world of Japanese knives, you may be curious about how they differ from Western knives and why you need both.

    Continue reading 
  • A group of Japanese carbon steel knives. It shows patina on various Japanese knives like Ashi honyaki gyuto, Yoshikazu Tanaka AS gyuto, and Shigefusa santoku.

    Patina on Japanese Knives

    Patina not only adds aesthetic allure but also acts as a protective seal against rust, embodying the knife's journey through time and usage.

    Continue reading 
1 of 3
Akiko & Fred in kimono

Our Story

Founded in 2019, Zahocho Knives Tokyo is your connection to authentic, well-priced, handmade Japanese kitchen knives. Although our primary mission is to connect people with "the" perfect knives for their culinary needs, there’s so much more to us than that. We are vibrant, passionate cooking enthusiasts working to make the world a better place, one cut at a time.

Find out more